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about a serious issue. comedy central's stephen colbert appeared in front of the house gash rei committee friday. he gave testimony in character. he was invited to testify about migrant workers after spending one day working in the fields. >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> i thought it was an inappropriate way of conveying the message, and it perhaps diminished the value of congress. >> it would sully the good name of spertle that republican- controlled congresses have actually called to testify in the past, lake christie brinkley and elmo. >> is however, some members of the united farm workers say any attention drawn to their issue is helpful. >>> see how nerves of steel and a steady hand made all the difference when the landing gear failed on this plane in new york. >>> the lrkz evees gave way, now hundreds of families out west are wading through several feet of flood water. we'll show you how they're coping. >>> right now classmates of a virginia high school football player are coming t
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
this bill that gives people opportunity. >> my name is stephen neal. i would like to think the president for the stimulus package as well as this bill. the stimulus bill helped my business maintain. had it not been for that, my business would not survive. now i have the opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate. i am very grateful that this bill came about and is done. >> i am in trucking retail and school buses. >> i am a small-business owner in silver spring, maryland. again, i would like to say thank you to the president and the administration because this bill is momentous. i will be hiring 20 or 22 individuals from all walks of life. these tax cuts will definitely benefit my company. we have been very fortunate to hire about 20 individuals over the summer and we hope to retain most of those individuals. obviously, this bill is making a huge difference to me as a professional business owner, as a much your -- as a mother, and to the employees i higher. >> i am out of columbia, maryland. we are a start up firm working in the intelligence community. with the passage of this bill
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